Bug 58092 - libtabe resets LD_LIBRARY_PATH while building, so Intel compiler cannot build libtabe
Summary: libtabe resets LD_LIBRARY_PATH while building, so Intel compiler cannot build...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: libtabe
Version: 7.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Leon Ho
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-01-08 14:08 UTC by Denis
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-21 14:27:21 UTC

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Description Denis 2002-01-08 14:08:47 UTC
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Description of problem:
Intel C/C++ compiler is delivered with shared libraries. It itself needs them 
to run. In addition, programs built by Intel compiler with default options need 
the shared libraries too. Intel shared libraries are searched in directories 
pointed out by the environment variable LD_LIBRARY_PATH. Before building a 
package, a user sets this variable properly. During building, the packages may 
only add something to the contents of LD_LIBRARY_PATH but not replace it. Using 
LD_LIBRARY_PATH to point out some shared libraries is a commonly used method in 
Linux, and the packages should treat the variable carefully. Unfortunately, 
some packages don't follow the rule and replace LD_LIBRARY_PATH totally during 
building (of course, I mean the variable's copy that is local for the building 
task). These packages are: libtabe, procmail, openssl and openssl096. I'm going 
to write bug reports on all of them. The following is a more detailed 
description of the problem relative to libtabe.

The problem is that src/tsi-src/Makefile.in contains commands resetting 
LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable to just ".." before running some programs built by the 
compiler. The faulty commands are in the lines 36 and 39 of Makefile.in. For 
example, the line 36 is the following:
        $(env_libpath)=.. $(ADD) -d $(TSIDB) -f $(SRC) -r -y
It should be corrected in a way like this:
        $(env_libpath)=..:$($(env_libpath)) $(ADD) -d $(TSIDB) -f $(SRC) -r -y
Here $(env_libpath)=LD_LIBRARY_PATH, $(ADD)=../util/tsiadd (some program), etc.
Actually, I'm not sure that LD_LIBRARY_PATH needs to be changed here at all. 
All the programs called after changing LD_LIBRARY_PATH (programs ../util/tsiadd 
and ../util/tsiyindump) work fine without the path ".." being in 
LD_LIBRARY_PATH. At least this is true on a Pentium III (i386 architecture).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
If you don't have Intel compiler (icc) you are unable to reproduce the problem. 
This compiler is not free. If you really need it to fix the problem, let me 
know and I'll try to help you. If you have the compiler, the steps to reproduce 
the problem will be the following:
1. Make sure that all environment necessary for icc is set.
2. Make sure that icc will be called instead of gcc, g++, cc, cpp and c++. I 
recommend you make links to icc with these names, put them into some directory 
and add this directory to the beginning of the PATH variable.
3. Install the package mentioned above from the .src.rpm file (-i option of 
rpm). Make sure you have enough permissions to do that.
4. Try to build the .spec file (-bc option of rpm) and get an error message.

Actual Results:  The package won't build. In the output (near the end), you may 
see the following error message: 
error while loading shared libraries: libcxa.so.1: cannot open shared object 
file: No such file or directory

Expected Results:  The package should build with no problem.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Leon Ho 2002-01-17 15:31:19 UTC
Looking into it. A question, Have you put the your library's path to 

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